Practising drawing

I didn’t grow up drawing. Now’s as good a time as any to catch up. Here’s me working through chapters 1 – 7 of “Drawing Cartoons & Comics for Dummies” last night:



All the characters are male, but that’s not me, that’s the book. I’m still working on making stuff up in my head.

Getting there. I don’t have a “style” yet, but learning how to do different kinds of styles can’t hurt.

I do know I’m not a satirist. I’m not going to take corporate culture apart, like Scott Adams does in Dilbert does. I figure there are enough people in the world

I want to learn how to draw so that I can explain things, like the way Larry Gonick did in the Cartoon Guide to Statistics (there’s a whole series!), and how Scott McCloud explains things in Understanding Comics and his other books. I want to tell stories. I want to point out little things about life that make me go “Aww…”

Let’s see where it takes us!